Towaw Cattle Company won Reserve Grand Champion Black Angus Female at Farm Fair International earlier this month in Edmonton.
16-year-old Thomas Wildman is with the family operation from Sangudo, Alberta who took the title with their two-year-old cow, Towaw Duchess 412D, shown with a calf at side.
Wildman says, the heifer calf is a spitting image of it's mother at that age.
"Especially in a breeding program that's definitely something you want to do when you have a female calf. If the cow is really good, you want to make the calf look just like her and do exactly what the cow did."
Wildman contributes the win to their cow's correct leg structure, good udder, feminine qualities and deep body.
He adds, it was exhilarating to take the title in front of such a big crowd.
"Before the two champions were crowned, I was a little nervous. My heart was pumping really fast and skipping a beat here and there. Good friends of ours were the champion, so I was excited. After that it was definitely exciting that we got second too."
Merit Cattle Co. from Radville, Saskatchewan won Grand Champion Black Angus Female with their two-year-old cow, Merit Flora 6078D, and bull calf shown at side.
For more Farm Fair results, you can visit their website.
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